Monday, 28 September 2015

Do We Enough Playgrounds?

Do we have enough playgrounds? No, I don’t think so. I don’t know about you, but I think we could definitely use more playgrounds. And, to be exact, we need more playgrounds with modern outdoor playground equipment.
Decreasing play areas and hoisting number of tech gaming gadgets has changed the point of view of recreational action for kids. Since the invention of PC and related advancements, our kids rarely appreciate what we might want to call 'a day out.'

Do you watch your youngster sprawled before the TV for a considerable length of time? Is the tablet truly helping your kid gain something separated from the gazillion better approaches to slaughter a virtual creature? The raising pattern of advanced diversion is a troublesome thing, and we have to discover approaches to recover our play areas before we lose our children to the computerized monstrosity until the end of time.

Do We Have Enough Playgrounds?

Did you realize that almost 42% of the schools need age-proper school playground equipment? As indicated by an exploration, most government schools need utilitarian play areas with age-suitable school play area gear. By and large, the schools need a suitable play framework that is a pivotal component in the general physical and intellectual advancement of kids.

It is anything but difficult to put the fault on the legislature, yet shouldn't something be said about us? Is it true that we are allowing so as to contribute decisively towards our kids' improvement, solid measure of dynamic play consistently? At the point when was the last time you went by your closest play area with your youngsters? Numerous parents gripe that "our play areas are not sufficiently spotless; we can't just let our kids play in rottenness." How about getting a sweeper and doing some work yourself. Why do we generally need to sit tight for the civil administration to react to our grumblings?

Another imperative thing that you ought to do is to contact your kid's school powers and ask about the play exercises amid the school. Verify that your tyke is enlisted in a school that gives everyone of the offices that contribute altogether towards your youngster's both mental and physical advancement. Likewise, verify that your kid has adequate time for dynamic play at home; the break time permitted in schools is normally insufficient.

If you believe that your community does not have enough playground and play areas for your children, then you should immediately take action and approach your local government officials. And if the government fails to take action, build your own playgrounds with the help of your community. There’s always that can be done. So don’t just sit there, do something for your children’s bright future.

Does your community have enough playgrounds for children? Do you often take part in community playground projects? What is the latest community playground project that you participated in? Share your opinion with us through our comment section below and let us know of your opinion and help other parents with similar issues.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Tick Tock, The Time's Running Out…

“Now, today, some children are enrolled in excellent programs. Some children are enrolled in mediocre programs. And some are wasting away their most formative years in bad programs….That’s why I’m issuing a challenge to our states: Develop a cutting-edge plan to raise the quality of your early learning programs; show us how you’ll work to ensure that children are better prepared for success by the time they enter kindergarten. If you do, we will support you with an Early Learning Challenge Grant that I call on Congress to enact.”

 – President Barack Obama, speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, March 10, 2009

Why Early Physical Education Matters a Lot?

The baby is born, and after a couple of months of hassle, you are back to your normal routine. Most parents, especially mothers make sure that their child has everything he needs, but they usually forget one of the most crucial things — physical education. You must be wondering “2-3 year olds needn’t to learn about physical education until they reach the school going age.” Some parents also avoid younger babies near outdoor playground equipment and other play structures. This is an extremely wrong practice.
It is true that younger children are at more risk of hurting themselves. However, this should not let us, parents, keep our children from keeping children away from nature or play systems.

Paving a Way for A Healthy Future

Did you know that children as young as one year old should be introduced to physical fitness exercise? Researchers suggest that small babies should be introduced to physical actions like hand and leg movements. Why this is important? According to the growing evidence from various researches, children who are introduced to physical activity in an early age are more like to adapt to an active lifestyle in contrast to the kids who grew up with digital devices.

“If you’re going to equalize the academic playing field, you’ve got to get the kids in early childhood programs.”
– Paul Vallas

How to Help Kids Learn about Physical Education?

The best way to help kids learn more about physical education is through family fitness; If you get fit as a family, there’s a chance that your kids will understand the importance of physical activity from the early age. Education of any kind, whether it’s physical or academic, needs to start early in a child’s life. Make sure that develop a habit of getting physically active as a family. And it has to be something continuous, not something that you try with your kids on the weekends.
I would like to conclude this post with a renowned quote that goes something like this:

“In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.”
– Lydia Sigourney

What do you do to keep your little angel physically fit? Is there a commercial playground equipment or a playscape, or is it just simple physical activity? Share your opinion with us through our comment section below.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

“Just a Few More Minutes, Mom!”

What are those Extra Few Minutes Doing to your Child’s Health?

The modern, high tech gaming gadgets are very tempting for children, which is why it is impossible to unglue them from these devices at the end of the day. There’s always “just a few more minutes, I am almost done with this level.”

There is always some level that they need to complete. There will always be some level they need to complete. The big question is what can we do to keep kids away from the modern adhesive that has made our kids enslaved to the digital devices.

Those Extra Few Minutes and the Repercussions

Most parents are probably not aware of the consequences that the technological device can produce for children. Where do I begin? Let’s start with the computer vision syndrome that affects more than 40% of the population, and 23% of children among that 40%! How about that? Is it this not a worrisome thing for us? Our children have become prone to diseases that were once considered an adult illness.

In addition, technological devices are contributing towards obesity in children. I just thought of a great quote that goes like:

“My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.”
Jess. C. Scott

It is true that technology has helped us solve many problems, but do you really think that this is the replacement for outdoor playground equipment for young children? As an author, Jess.C.Scott, stated, technology is a tool for escapism. Do our children need to use this tool like we do? Why do they need to escape from their reality?

 “Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.”
Dan Brown

Do you really want to introduce your child to the Facebook and many other social media networks? If your child is constantly engaged with social media platforms, then there is a pretty good chance that he ignores most of what happens around him. Your child’s reality should be playgrounds, cerebral enhancing natural active play and commercial play structures that allow them to increase their physical and cognitive strength. Digital devices do nothing but provide a solution to minor problems, and they most definitely not a tool to solve our children’s problems.

Make sure your child does not get lost in the abyss of technology by introducing balance in his life.
I would like to conclude this post through an insightful quote that goes like:

“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.”

Jeremy Glass

Is your child constantly involved with video games? How do you make sure that he has a balance between his activities? Type away in our comment section below and let us know what you think.